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How to Organize the World Religions Survey (?)

by Charles McCrary Earlier this year, during the spring semester, I wrote a post about my teaching world religions and the possibility of using a tentative definition of “religion.” In the post I briefly considered how the course might look … Continue reading

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Teaching Beyond the World Religions Paradigm?

By Philip L. Tite Currently I am teaching an undergraduate course, Introductions to Western Religions. This introductory course (along with its companion course, Introduction to Eastern Religions) is a common one in universities across North America. These are the basic … Continue reading

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Using World Religions

by Steven Ramey Note: This post originally appeared on the Culture on the Edge blog. “World religions” as a way of organizing the world have become the focus of scholarly critiques (including my recent post) that connect this discourse to the interests and … Continue reading

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The Harm of World Religions

* This post originally appear on the Culture on the Edge Blog. by Steven Ramey While discussions of “World Religions” often attempt to encourage appreciation of human diversity, these presentations have become the focus of scholarly critiques because of the … Continue reading

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Teaching Ethics and/in the World Religions Paradigm

by Matt Sheedy * This post originally appeared on the Practicum: Critical Theory, Religion, and Pedagogy blog. Like many PhD students, adjuncts, and even the occasional tenured professor, I inherited a course some years back, textbook, and all, called Ethics … Continue reading

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A is for Adjunct, Part 1

by Kate Daley-Bailey For part 2, see here. “Hello, my name is Kate and I am an adjunct.” Crowd’s unenthusiastic response… “Hi, Kate…” This is the cliché introduction which members of Alcoholics Anonymous use when greeting new inductees. While I … Continue reading

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Compare, Comparing, Comparison

By Matt Sheedy For the past few years I have taught a class called ethics in world religions, which I inherited—textbook and all—from a course designed for on-line consumption. While I had initial reservations about teaching from a standard phenomenological … Continue reading

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